2020 Annual Data

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted general aviation and stifled the industry’s growth. The value of aircraft deliveries decreased by 16% from 2019.

Each segment of the industry suffered losses, some more than others. Piston airplanes fared the best as they only saw a 0.9% decline in shipments and a 7.3% decline in billings. Turboprop airplane deliveries saw a 15.6% decline in shipments and a 17.7% decline in billings. Business jet deliveries saw its lowest production since the great recession with a 20.4% decline in shipments and a 14.4% decline in billings. Preliminary civil-commercial turbine helicopters saw a 16.9% decline in shipments and a 16.2% decline in billings. Piston helicopters saw a 20.7% decline in deliveries and a 21.2% decline in billings.

The complete 2020 Billings and Shipments Report can be found HERE.

2020 Market Overview and Historical Data

GAMA gathers aircraft shipment data from 39 manufacturers. A detailed overview of these statistics is available in Chapter One of this data book. The report also contains detailed aircraft registry data from 47 countries, representing the vast majority of the market for general aviation aircraft deliveries.

Chapter 1: General Aviation Shipments and Billings 
1.1 – GA Airplane Shipments and Billings, 1994 – 2020 (Historical Shipments and Billings in Excel)
1.2 – Customer Delivery Region for GA Airplane Shipments by Type of Airplane Manufactured Worldwide, 2007-2020 (Geographic Data in Excel)
1.3 – Shipments by Manufacturer Make and Model (Coming Soon)

1.4 – U.S. Manufactured GA Airplane Shipments by Type, 1947 – 2020 (US Shipments and Billings in Excel)
1.5 – U.S. Manufactured GA Airplane Billings by Type, 2000 – 2020 (Coming Soon)
1.6 – U.S. Manufactured GA Airplane Exports by Type and Billings, 2000 – 2020 (Coming Soon)
1.7 – European-Manufactured GA Airplane Shipments by Type,  2008 – 2020 (Coming Soon)
Chapter 2: Canada and U.S. General Aviation Fleet, Flight Activity and Forecast
2.1 – Canada—Registered Aircraft by Type and Weight Group, 1990-2020 (Canada in Excel)

2.2 – Active U.S. GA & On-Demand Part 135 Aircraft by Primary Use and Aircraft Type (2020 Coming Soon)
2.3 – U.S. GA &On-Demand Part 135 Total Hours Flown by Use and Aircraft Type (Coming Soon)
2.4 – Active U.S. GA & On-Demand Part 135 Aircraft by Type and Forecast (Coming Soon)
2.5 – U.S. GA & On-Demand Part 135 Estimated Hours Flown by Type and Forecast (Coming Soon)
2.6 – Active U.S. GA & On-Demand FAR Part 135 Average Hours Flown Per Aircraft by Year (Coming Soon)
2.7 – U.S. Experimental Aircraft Fleet and Flight Hours (Coming Soon)
2.8 – U.S. GA Fuel Consumption (Coming Soon)
2.9 – Average Age of Registered U.S. GA Fleet (Coming Soon)
2.10 – U.S. GA Operations at FAA & Contract Towers, & En Route & TRACON Facilities (Coming Soon)

Chapter 3: European Fleet Data (Coming Soon)
3.1 – Austria: Number of Aircraft by Type (2018-2020 Austria in Excel)
3.2 – Bosnia-Herzegovina: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.3 – Bulgaria: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.4 – Finland: Number of Aircraft by Type
3.5 – France: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.6 – EU Fleet Overview Data: Select Countries (Standardised Survey for 2019 – 2020)
3.7 – Georgia: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.8 – Germany: Number of Aircraft by Type
3.9 – Guernsey: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.10 – Italy: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.11 – Macedonia: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.12 – Malta: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.13 – Montenegro: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.14 – Norway: Number of Aircraft by Type
3.15 – Poland: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.16 – Portugal: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.17 – Romania: Number of Aircraft by Type
3.18 – Slovakia: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.19 – Sweden: Number of Aircraft by Weight
3.20 – Switzerland: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.21 – Ukraine: Number of Aircraft by Type
3.22 – United Kingdom: Number of Aircraft by Type
Chapter 4: Select Other Aircraft Fleet Data
4.1 – Australia: Number of General Aviation and Regional Aircraft by Category (Coming Soon)
4.2 – Brazil: Number of Aircraft Registrations by Type (Coming Soon)
4.3 – China: Number of Aircraft by Type (2012-2013)
4.4 – Japan: Number of Aircraft by Type (1997-2020)
4.5 – New Zealand: Number of Aircraft by Type (Coming Soon)
4.6 – Singapore: Number of Aircraft by Type (Coming Soon)
4.7 – South Africa: Number of Registered by Type and Certification (Coming Soon)
4.8 – South Korea: Number of Registered by Type (Coming Soon)

  • Source Data: Japan Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT)
Chapter 5: U.S. Pilot and Airmen Certificate Statistics (Coming Soon)
5.1 – Active FAA Certificated Pilots
5.2 – Active FAA Certificated Pilots and Flight Instructors by State and Region
5.3 – Active FAA Pilot Certificates Held by Category and Age Group of Holder
5.4 – Average Age of Active FAA Pilots by Category
5.5 – FAA Pilot Certificates Issued by Category
5.6 – FAA Non-Pilot Certificates

Chapter 6: Airports and Aeronautical Facilities
6.1 – European Airports by Country (2013-2019 European Airports In Excel)
6.2 – U.S. Civil and Joint Use Airports (2010-2020 Airports by State and Territory In Excel)
6.3 – U.S. Airports Ranked by Number of General Aviation Operations at Tower (2018; 2019; 2020)
6.4 – U.S. Airports by Type (1995-2016 Airports by Type in Excel)

Chapter 7: Safety and Accident Statistics
7.1 – U.S. GA Accidents, Fatal Accidents, and Fatalities (1938-2019 (Preliminary) in Excel)
7.2 – U.S. On-Demand FAR Part 135 Accidents, Fatal Accidents, and Fatalities (1987-2019 (Preliminary) in Excel)

7.3 – European Union Aviation Accidents (Coming Soon)